Each Psyclarity Health facility offers a wide range of therapies based on the patient’s individual needs. Each individualized treatment plan consists of highly effective, proven behavioral health therapies. Treatment almost always involves intensive psychotherapy and is combined with other types of therapy that have been chosen to offer the patient the best chance of successful outcomes. Our staff of clinicians and therapists have many years of combined experience helping people overcome their challenges and live a better quality of life.
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Each patient receives a care team who will work together with the patient to establish short and long-term goals and develop their treatment plan. Treatment methods include a range of therapies, supplemented by exercise and nutritional guidance.
For some patients, a highly specialized treatment plan is required, with varying intensity of psychotherapy combined with holistic treatment protocols.
We offer only the best, proven treatment modalities at each of our facilities to ensure that our patients receive the very best care possible.
MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT MAT
One of the biggest challenges to overcome in addiction treatment is managing the physical side-effects of withdrawal from a substance.
When medication is used to treat the side effects of drug and alcohol detox, the chances of successful recovery are far higher.
As applied in clinical treatment Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) helps patients by managing the process of withdrawal, usually during opioid treatment programs. The medication eases withdrawal symptoms and helps adjust the chemical imbalances in the brain that were created by substance abuse.
This provides the impetus to continue with various behavioral therapies to pinpoint the psychological aspects of the problem, which will give a better prognosis for long-term recovery. The treatment essentially addresses two aspects of addiction. Habitual use develops a physiological need for the drug, which is why it is so hard to break the habit.
A chemical dependency is created because the drug affects neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin, dopamine, Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and norepinephrine. These control emotions and stress responses, which become unbalanced, causing mood swings and abnormal physiological responses when the drug is no longer in the system. By switching to a safer alternative, it is easier for the patient to stop using.
However, when phasing the drug out of the system, the patient will experience the physical effects of withdrawal, which are sometimes so intense they are compelled to relapse.
Withdrawal symptoms can include:
• Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
• Tremors, muscle spasms, and seizures
• Anxiety and depression
• Fever and sweating
• Heart palpitations
By managing these symptoms, patients can focus on the treatments such as psychotherapy and holistic modalities designed to help them address the causes of their addiction.
Psyclarity Health’s alcohol and drug detox provides patient-centric substance abuse treatment, therefore each program is different. Depending on the type of drug and how long it has been used, different medications may be prescribed to assist with treatment.
Some programs, such as opioid treatment programs for opioid addiction, may require more careful attention. Opioid use disorder, and also alcohol use disorder, can come with extreme health risks, particularly if a patient has a pre-existing medical condition.
In most cases, inpatient rehab is advised to provide patients with round-the-clock care during the initial phases of detoxification, where medical intervention may be needed. This also allows Pscylarity Health’s team of health care specialists to monitor patient recovery and adjust prescriptions where necessary.
MEDICATIONS PRESCRIBED DURING
OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAMS
Depending on the type of addiction, specialists at the Psyclarity Health facility will prescribe a variety of different medications. Of primary concern are opioid addictions such as heroin or prescription painkillers, which may be treated with:
• Buprenorphine (Suboxone)
Methadone and Buprenorphine interact with brain receptors in a similar way to heroin while not providing the same feelings of euphoria.
This provides less incentive to continue using the drug, during which time the body becomes accustomed to functioning without it.
People with opioid use disorders gradually develop a tolerance to the opiate, requiring increasing dosage and frequency of use. As a result, they become caught in a constant need to source more drugs.
Medications such as methadone remain in the system for much longer, so they do not need to be used as regularly, thereby breaking the cycle of abuse. Naltrexone, used after the detoxification process is complete, blocks the effect of opiates so that drugs such as heroin do not produce the same high.
However, there are still risks of misuse, particularly in the case of methadone, so prescriptions need to be supervised carefully.
During opioid use disorder treatments, further side-effects of withdrawal may be treated with additional medications.
Prescribed medication may include:
• Benzodiazepines: For managing anxiety and emotional instability.
• Antidepressants: For treating depression caused by chemical imbalances.
• Clonidine: For anxiety, as well as physical side-effects such as cramps, muscle aches, and sweating.
• Baclofen: For treating muscle pains.
• Zofran: For managing nausea.
MEDICATION FOR ALCOHOL
Long-term alcohol addiction comes with multiple health concerns that also require specialized care. In some cases, the nervous system can become hyperactive to the point of seizures and even death.
Health care specialists may prescribe the following medications to treat alcohol addiction:
• Ativan: A benzodiazepine used to regulate nervous system functioning. Dosages are tapered as withdrawal progresses.
• Disulfiram: This produces unpleasant side effects when consuming alcohol as a means of deterring use.
• Naltrexone: As with opioid treatment, this blocks the feelings of intoxication experienced when drinking.
• Acamprosate: Normalizes brain chemistry and reduces cravings.
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This frees the individual to begin the journey to addressing the reasons for their addiction. Through behavioral therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, along with group therapy and learning healthy life skills, patients are able to develop constructive coping methods without resorting to drugs or alcohol.
After leaving the Psyclarity Health center, these skills will prove vital in maintaining sobriety. Additionally, networks created through group sessions and outpatient treatment will help a person stay dedicated to long-term recovery.
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION & REPROCESSING THERAPY EMDR
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) is a highly effective, proven method of talk therapy used to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the American Psychiatric Association, EMDR therapy is an effective treatment for not only treating PTSD, but also acute stress disorder and other mental health disorders. More recently, EMDR treatment is being used in addiction treatment, especially when a PTSD patient has substance abuse problems.
WHAT IS EMDR
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a therapy procedure that was initially created to treat trauma but may also successfully address the symptoms of various anxiety and mood disorders.
The approach combines fast eye movements with cognitive therapy to assist patients in:
• Processing past trauma
• Reducing painful emotions linked with upsetting memories
• Counteracting and replacing negative self-statements with positive, empowering beliefs
THE HISTORY OF
Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., developed eye movement desensitization and reprocessing treatment in the late 1980s. A look back at the development of EMDR shows a significant incidental discovery made by Dr. Shapiro that led her to design this powerful trauma treatment.
According to the EMDR Institute, Dr. Shapiro noted that her eye movements when recalling traumatic memories decreased the influence of her negative emotions. She chose to delve more into the relationship between eye movements and trauma and used her findings to develop a standard treatment protocol for EMDR therapy.
While EMDR was initially created to treat post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mental health practitioners have broadened its usage to various conditions. EMDR is currently being used to treat depression and anxiety, and shows promise as an effective treatment for addiction. EMDR appears to be even more effective in addiction treatment when the patient has co-occurring PTSD.
The eye movement desensitization and reprocessing process consists of eight therapeutic steps. During a typical EMDR therapy session, the client is momentarily prompted to concentrate on a particular distressing memory during treatment.
While the participant concentrates on the painful memory, they are simultaneously subjected to stimuli that cause fast eye movement. This is a fundamental part of the eye movement desensitization process. The standard EMDR apparatus used to produce rapid eye movement might differ. Stimuli can be visual, tactile, or audible in nature.
Stimuli, regardless of kind, always alternate between the left and right sides of the body. Stimuli that are commonly used during EMDR therapy include:
• Tactile stimuli include rhythmic body motions, electric pulsators, or tapping on opposite sides of the body.
• Auditory stimuli include noises heard through headphones or tiny speakers placed on either side of the patient.
• Visual stimulation, such as the therapist’s hand or a lit wand moving back and forth at a predetermined rate.
The combination of memory recall and eye movement alters how memories are associated with emotions. While the individual can still recall traumatic or unpleasant memories after completing EMDR treatment, the emotional suffering connected with them is considerably decreased.
THE PHASES OF EMDR
EMDR treatment is divided into eight stages. A consistent, successful method includes all eight of these phases spread out across several sessions. The eight phases of EMDR treatment are as follows:
The therapist thoroughly examines the client’s psychological history. The therapist uses this information to identify and prioritize specific memories for reprocessing.
The therapist assists the individual in connecting positive thoughts to the traumatic event while also confronting and challenging negative and selfdefeating views about the issue.
The person scans their body for physical reactions to the traumatic incident, and the therapist and the person name these physical feelings for further processing.
Establishing trust and expectations as part of a successful therapeutic partnership is the most important component of any treatment procedure. The therapist also teaches the individual fundamental self management and relaxation strategies that they may employ throughout the EMDR therapy procedure during the preparation phase.
The therapist and the subject collaborate to select a specific image connected with the target memory and any negative thoughts associated with the image. The individual is then instructed to concentrate solely on the negative self-belief. Next, the therapist instructs the client to choose a positive message that they would want to internalize and replace the negative self belief with.
Rhythmic stimuli are used during this phase, and the traumatic event and image are assessed jointly. When the stimuli are provided, the individual is advised to be open to whatever sensations, thoughts, or memories come to them.
The purpose of this step is to resolve any residual bodily responses to the memory. This is accomplished by employing the self-management strategies taught throughout the preparation phase. At the end of therapy, the individual is returned to a condition of stability.
At the start of each new session, the EMDR therapist evaluates the prior session’s findings to assess how helpful it was.EMDR treatment has been demonstrated to improve the symptoms of PTSD and other mental health issues in both the short and long term.
Experts in mental health services are broadening the scope of what EMDR can treat.
While EMDR was initially intended to treat major psychological trauma associated with post traumatic stress disorder, it has lately been employed as a therapy for other mental health conditions.
Treatment facilities for co-occurring drug use and mental health issues are also increasingly utilizing EMDR for healing addiction.
WHAT IS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe mental illness caused by traumatic events or extreme emotional distress. Many combat veterans and military members on active duty suffer from PTSD. Distressing events experienced durings service has a longlasting effect. The US Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes PTSD as a common mental health disorder found among veterans. However, anyone can develop PTSD if they undergo a traumatic experience.
Some common causes of PTSD include:
• A disturbing event, such as a car accident, or robbery
• Living through a natural disaster
• Sexual or physical assault
• Traumatic memories of childhood abuse
• Death of a loved one
This list is not exhaustive, and when treating people with PTSD, it is important to remember that traumatic experiences differ from person to person. Anyone can develop PTSD, just as some people may live through a traumatic event and not go on to develop PTSD. PTSD symptoms include:
• Having repeated nightmares and flashbacks of the traumatic event
• Avoiding people or places that remind the person of the trauma
• Substance abuse
• Suicidal tendencies in more severe cases
Often, PTSD patients will turn to drugs and alcohol in order to soothe symptoms.
EMDR FOR ADDICTION
Many people who struggle with substance abuse have also suffered trauma, which is frequently the root cause of a person’s addiction.
EMDR is increasingly being used in treating addiction to alleviate underlying trauma at the root of substance use disorders.
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DISORDERS AT PSYCLARITY HEALTH
EMDR is a newer form of treatment. Despite this, the credibility of this therapy has rapidly grown. The criteria for offering EMDR therapy services were set early on, and any new therapist who delivers EMDR counseling must fulfill these stringent criteria.
Before marketing their services, EMDR therapy practitioners must undergo extensive training. Providers must first be certified as a counselor in their state before obtaining certification to administer EMDR therapy. EMDR credentials are valid for two years and must be updated through continuous education.
Many Psyclarity Health facilities provide EMDR therapy for treating trauma, addiction and co-occurring disorders to guarantee that our clients have access to the most up-to-date therapeutic approaches. All our EMDR therapists are highly skilled and accredited. Get in touch with us today for more information about EMDR therapy and how we can help you.
COGNITIVE PROCESSING THERAPY CPT
Traumatic events are common, and almost everyone will be subjected to or witness trauma at some point in their life. On the other hand, military personnel who have been exposed to battle are at the highest risk of experiencing significant trauma, which can result in the development of the mental health condition, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Following active duty, PTSD can affect a veteran’s ability to return to their normal life and activities. Trauma might manifest as anger, avoidance, anxiety, or fear. Even active duty military members may develop PTSD, which renders them unable to function normally. Addressing the symptoms of PTSD can be challenging, but the right therapy can help improve a person’s quality of life and allow them to live a happy, fulfilled life.
Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a form of PTSD treatment, similar to cognitive behavioral treatment. CPT for PTSD can help a person confront their ideas and feelings regarding trauma in order to decrease its influence on their life.
Most experts define CPT therapy as a 12 session treatment approach that assists patients in processing their ideas and feelings in the aftermath of a traumatic incident.
CPT follows a set of clear phases, with each session having a distinct goal. The first CPT sessions, for example, focus on talking about the experience itself, whereas later sessions focus on questioning and processing thinking and feelings about the trauma.
Cognitive processing therapy assists in addressing the feelings associated with a trauma, such as fear, humiliation, or rage. CPT attempts to assist a person in understanding how they have processed a traumatic experience and strives to address dysfunctional thinking.
THE HISTORY OF
CPT was first designed for women who had been sexually assaulted. Dr. Patricia Resick, who created cognitive processing therapy in the late 1980s, has tested it for different forms of trauma. Dr. Resick went on to study the efficacy of CPT and has subsequently produced specialized guides for therapists on the subject.
CPT is based on psychological beliefs about how the brain processes trauma. Like most PTSD therapies, it addresses the brain’s fear response, which is commonly active in PTSD. There is now a cognitive processing manual designed exclusively for veterans and military members, and CPT for PTSD has been tested and investigated in groups with differing forms of trauma, histories, and educational levels.
HOW DOES CPT
Cognitive processing therapy is based on the concept that what one thinks affects their perceptions of themselves. In times of trauma, our thoughts change, and the goal of CPT is to change these unhealthy and negative thoughts into positive and healthy ones. The CPT treatment approach is led by a guidebook that comprises a total of 12 sessions. These sessions normally run for 60–90 minutes and are held once or twice a week.
CPT sessions are divided into three stages:
FIRST PHASE PSYCHOEDUCATION
During this stage, the patient learns about their thoughts, feelings, and PTSD in general. The patient discovers the connection between trauma-related thoughts and feelings and their symptoms. This stage also helps clients recognize problematic ideas that may contribute to their symptoms.
SECOND PHASE TRAUMA PROCESSING
This step includes a written trauma account, detailing the traumatic events as well as any negative emotions they felt as a result. In the next session, a patient reads their trauma discussion for the therapist, which helps them confront the feelings they may otherwise avoid facing. The therapist then employs questioning strategies to assist the individual suffering from PTSD in examining how they think about the event, which can help reveal harmful ideas about the incident, such as self-blame.
THIRD PHASE MODIFY BELIEFS REGARDING THE TRAUMA
Ongoing questioning skills are utilized to evaluate ideas and beliefs about trauma. The therapist and patient collaborate to transform ideas about trust, safety, and other notions that are frequently influenced by trauma. This stage prepares a patient to employ these abilities and techniques when therapy is over.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A CPT
CPT approaches are intended to provide exposure to traumatic situations while also changing cognitive processes associated with these experiences. CPT sessions include a variety of tactics and strategies. Some of the methods can be difficult for people living with PTSD in the short term, but they have been shown to be successful in alleviating the symptoms of PTSD.
Some of the tactics that might be expected during a CPT for PTSD session are as follows:
• Detailing the trauma or traumatic event in writing
• To lessen avoidance behaviors, the patient will read and recite the specifics of the traumatic event to a group or to their therapist
• Having a therapist ask questions about the event and the patient’s opinions about it
• Recognizing harmful thoughts, such as self-blame or a lack of trust
During CPT, the Psyclarity Health CPT therapist will help the patient learn to recognize and modify ideas that are detrimental to their healing and recovery.
CPT aims to alter ideas, feelings, and trauma processing. CPT seeks to help lessen PTSD symptoms and enhance the patient’s quality of life. CPT is an effective treatment used to treat symptoms related to a traumatic event. These include, but are not limited to:
• Child abuse, sexual abuse, or domestic violence
• Natural disasters
• War or combat
• Motor vehicle accidents
• Seeing someone die
• Having an experience where the person feared for their life
• Hearing about a traumatic event a loved one has experienced
The goal of CPT for PTSD is to nurture a therapeutic process known as “cognitive restructuring.” Cognitive restructuring is learning to recognize, confront, and replace harmful thoughts and beliefs regarding the trauma or traumatic events. These abilities are especially useful during the first phase of therapy, but can also be used on a continuing basis.
CPT helps a person with PTSD reinterpret or comprehend their experiences by changing how they think and feel about the traumatic event.
The efficacy of CPT has been widely studied, and it has been demonstrated to be useful in lessening the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. The American Psychiatric Association strongly recommends cognitive processing therapy for the PTSD treatment. According to research, military veterans who underwent cognitive processing treatment had considerable improvement in their PTSD symptoms when compared to soldiers who received community counseling services.
Significant improvements were also seen in disorders commonly associated with PTSD, such as anxiety, anger, depression, and relationship problems.
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Getting help for PTSD is the first step toward taking back control of your life. At Psyclarity Health centers, our highly qualified therapists are able to work with patients who need to recover from trauma and PTSD.
If you or a loved one is struggling with trauma or PTSD, we are here to help. Get in touch with us today to get mental health treatment.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY CBT
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a highly effective form of psychotherapy used to treat addictions and mental health conditions. At Psyclarity Health, we believe in using cbt for addiction and mental health problems as an effective part of our evidence-based treatment programs.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a goal-oriented form of psychotherapy. As a talk therapy, CBT takes a hands-on approach to help patients become aware of negative self-talk and other self-destructive behaviors.
HOW DOES CBT
The most effective outcome of CBT is its ability to change people’s attitudes and destructive behaviors by focusing on their thoughts, images, beliefs, and attitudes. This is also known as a person’s cognitive processes.
After treatment, CBT patients understand how these processes relate to how they behave, how they deal with emotional problems, or what makes them susceptible to substance abuse.
Alone or in conjunction with other forms of treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy gives patients the insight and understanding to handle stressful life situations and abstain from self-harming behaviors. CBT sessions at Psyclarity Health are structured, employing a formulaic approach to helping patients recognize inaccurate and harmful patterns of thought.
Patients can expect to emerge from treatment with a new awareness of what they think and their beliefs. With this knowledge, effective CBT allows the patient to approach challenging situations with a clear, rational mind and respond beneficially.
CBT FOR ADDICTION
When used as part of a comprehensive addiction recovery program, CBT for addiction focuses on the premise that addiction is caused and exacerbated by dysfunctional thought patterns.
These negative feelings and thought patterns can impact a person’s ability to make healthy choices and might lead them to indulge in self-destructive behavior, such as substance abuse. During recovery, these thought patterns can also affect the person’s ability to believe that they can recover successfully. They may experience feelings of hopelessness.
This is where CBT for addiction comes in. At Psyclarity Health, we use CBT to address and transform these negative thought patterns. The patient develops the ability to change how they respond to stress, and learn new, healthier ways of thinking. CBT for addiction gives patients the tools they need to live a healthy, sober life.
HOW DOES CBT FOR SUBSTANCE
We believe that CBT works in drug and alcohol addiction treatment because in order to change behavior, one must first change their ways of thinking.
At Psyclarity Health, our CBT practitioners work closely with patients during therapy sessions to help them identify the negative thought patterns that contribute to drug and alcohol abuse. By determining which aspects of their thinking are causing the self-destructive behavior, the therapist is able to help the patient identify what areas to focus on in treatment.
Once these destructive beliefs are identified, the therapist can help the patient learn how to replace these dysfunctional thoughts with positive ones. The patient is also taught healthy coping skills that mean they will not feel the need to turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with problems. CBT is evidence-based and is proven to be effective when used to treat the underlying behaviors that lead to addiction.
When choosing to undergo CBT for addiction recovery, patients can expect to:
• Learn how to interrupt patterns of negative self-talk
• Confront self-defeating, unhealthy beliefs
• Learn healthy coping mechanisms
• Achieve healthier levels of self-awareness and self-esteem
CBT forms an integral part of addiction treatment at Psyclarity Health centers. It is included in the inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient programs.
CBT FOR MENTAL HEALTH
CBT is very effective when used as a form of treatment for psychological disorders. It has been proven to effectively treat a range of mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and other mental health conditions.
HOW CBT WORKS FOR MENTAL
The core focus of CBT for mental health treatment is to help patients change their unhealthy thinking patterns and behaviors by:
• Teaching them how to recognize their distorted ways of thinking and how these thought patterns create problems. The patient is taught to re-evaluate their thoughts in a more realistic sense.
• Helping patients gain a better understanding of their own behavior and the reasons behind this behavior.
• Helping patients develop confidence in their own abilities, and build their sense of self worth.
• Teaching patients to face their fears instead of using common avoidance techniques.
• Using role-playing to help patients prepare themselves for certain interactions with people and the world and around them.
• Teaching patients to self-soothe, and calm their mind and body.
During CBT for mental health treatment, the patient is empowered to take charge of their own mind and actions. They learn that they can control the way they think, and how they behave as a result of their thoughts. The patient is taught healthy coping mechanisms, and how to live a fulfilling, stable life.
An additional form of CBT, known as trauma-focused CBT, is used to treat the devastating effects of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. Often, victims of trauma will turn to drugs or alcohol to soothe their symptoms. Trauma-focused CBT focuses on addressing these coping mechanisms and helping the patient learn new, healthy ones.
Trauma-focused CBT is most often used to treat children and adolescents suffering from childhood sexual or physical abuse, or the effects of other traumatic past experiences. However, it can be used to treat adults who have not yet recovered from childhood or past trauma.
The duration of CBT therapy depends on what conditions are being treated. CBT used to treat mental health disorders typically requires half an hour, or hour long sessions, weekly for a period of between 3 and 6 months. However, if the patient is struggling with a severe mental health condition, they may require a longer period of treatment.
Another consideration is whether or not the patient first attends inpatient treatment. In this case, to effect positive change, the patient may attend daily CBT sessions. When used as part of addiction recovery, CBT is usually included as part of clients’ inpatient treatment program. Depending on the severity of substance use disorder present, and any co-occurring disorders, the patient may continue with therapy once they have completed inpatient treatment.
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CBT is a powerful form of therapy that sets the patient up for success in long-term sobriety and healthy management of mental health disorder symptoms. It will give the patient power to cope with life’s challenges in a healthy and informed manner.
To get the most out of cognitive behavioral therapy, the patient must remember to:
• View therapy as a partnership
• Be open and honest
• Be devoted to the treatment plan
• Set realistic expectations and remember there are no quick fixes
• Don’t be afraid to tell the therapist the treatment isn’t working
If a patient enters cognitive behavioral therapy with the right mindset, it is a powerful force and foundation for treatment. CBT will help to set negative thought habits aside and make room for a positive and worthwhile life.
At Psyclarity Health, we are committed to helping our patients successfully recover from addiction and behavioral health concerns. Our facilities are staffed by experts in mental health care and addiction recovery, and all CBT sessions are conducted by highly qualified cognitive behavioral therapists.
In addition to CBT, we offer a wide range of highly effective proven treatment modalities for addiction, and a full complement of mental health services. Get in touch with us to learn more about what we treat and how we can help you.
Addiction treatment relies heavily on therapy. Individual or group therapy techniques are wide-ranging, and many different modalities are utilized within this practice. Many people respond extremely well when sharing their recovery journey with other group members facing similar challenges.
Psychoeducational groups have proved to be especially effective in substance abuse treatment, which is why we include them as part of our addiction treatment programs.
As applied in clinical treatment, group therapy started as a means of addressing physical illness when doctors became aware that patients in hospitals would benefit from spending time together. It grew apparent that in discussing their ailments and supporting each other, people were experiencing fewer negative psychological effects associated with their disease.
This phenomenon has since been expanded upon to develop the practice of Psychoeducational Group Therapy, which introduces informative and instructional aspects into the group dynamic.
GROUP THERAPY FOR
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Group therapy provides the opportunity for patients to address their concerns with others dealing with the same issues. This combination of knowledge and fellowship gives many addicts the strength to tackle the process of rehabilitation.
HOW GROUP SESSIONS
There are various techniques used in implementing Psychoeducational Group Therapy. Most hinge on having an effective leader who can guide the group through the process.
During group sessions, the following will happen:
• Group leaders create a supportive environment and encourage involvement between all group members.
• Role-playing and problem-solving exercises may be involved in group treatment.
• Information may be relayed in the form of audio or visual aids and documents.
• Honest, open, and respectful communication is promoted among group participants.
BENEFITS OF PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL
Numerous therapeutic factors have been identified as existing within the Psychoeducational Group Therapy environment, namely:
THE PRINCIPLE OF UNIVERSALITY
People find tremendous reassurance in the knowledge that they are not alone. This applies in most mental health treatment circumstances, but it is particularly beneficial in dealing with addiction.
By interacting with others who have similar challenges, patients are encouraged and find hope in their own ability to recover.
Group members benefit from sharing various perspectives and enabling each other to see their situations from different points of view.
The bonds formed in a group setting create an alliance that provides patients with a system in which they can receive and give support. Patients get the assistance of other members, but in supporting others, they can learn, grow, and develop self-esteem.
By discussing topics with others, patients learn communication skills and improve their socialization skills. Through honest communication, they develop the ability to express themselves and receive criticism from those around them.
Patients can see how others have succeeded in their addiction recovery and model their behavior on their successful peers.
Group members gain a sense of safety in interacting with others who provide the freedom to voice their insecurities and feelings of self-doubt.
Members can help each other accept the difficult realities of life and develop better ways of coming to terms with perceived unfairness.
CATHARSIS & CORRECTION OF PERCEPTION
For some, the act of unburdening themselves with others in a healthy manner has therapeutic value. Group interaction can also help to correct distorted perceptions about themselves and others.
Members of the group develop self awareness by sharing their experiences and hearing the stories of others facing similar challenges. This allows them to analyze their feelings and discuss them effectively.
Psychoeducational therapy groups can be a tremendous motivator for recovery. They can be particularly beneficial for candidates such as:
• Patients who have not accepted the severity of their substance abuse disorder or who haven’t committed to recovery yet.
• New patients who are still learning about addiction
• Family of patients who are from learning about substance abuse treatment to assist their loved one
• Patients in recovery and learning about ongoing treatment therapies to assist after leaving the drug addiction treatment center.
Whether going through drug rehab or alcohol rehab, psychoeducational therapy groups have a wide range of benefits, particularly when combined with patient centric programs that include counseling and life skills development.
Psyclarity Health offers diverse psychoeducational group therapy at facilities located throughout the United States. If you or a loved one are struggling with substance use disorder or mental illness, you are not alone. Contact us today to learn more about our diverse psychoeducational groups, addiction treatment programs, and mental health services.
HOLISTIC WELLNESS FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT
HOLISTIC WELLNESS STRENGTH WELLBEING
The holistic health treatments available at Psyclarity Health can assist patients overcome drug and alcohol addiction by promoting healthy lifestyle changes in addition to established treatment techniques. By focusing on the patient’s mental, emotional and physical health, the treatment is more likely to be successful for whole person healing.
Holistic health therapies are non-medicinal and are used in addition to established treatment procedures. Holistic healing seeks to balance the mind, body, and spirit. The goal is to nurture emotional wellness that comes from incorporating holistic healthcare approaches.
Holistic treatment focuses on the individual’s overall well-being while simultaneously addressing physical withdrawal and addiction symptoms. We combine exercise, meditation, and nutrition to help patients overcome addiction as part of our holistic healthcare program.
Although each Psyclarity Health facility offers different types of wellness treatments tailored to each patient’s unique needs, some of the common wellness therapies available include:
• Tai Chi
• Massage Therapy
• Nutritional Advice
• Physical Therapy
• Art Therapy
The holistic approach is determined by each patient’s individual mental health and overall health needs. Food intolerance, physical health, fitness abilities, and any existing mental health or mood disorders are also taken into consideration.The Psyclarity Health holistic therapist will work with the patient to ensure that a multi faceted approach is taken.
The aim of holistic wellness at Psyclarity Health is to treat the physical and mental symptoms of addiction and emotional and nutritional imbalances. Holistic wellness therapy can help address many barriers to complete addiction recovery, including lack of sleep, poor nutrition, and mental stress.
Some of the primary goals of holistic therapy at Psyclarity Health are:
- Identifying the root cause of addiction
- Helping to minimize cravings and urges to use substances
- Promoting exercise and physical activity
- Increasing self-esteem
- Making drug and alcohol use less tempting
- Boosting the patient’s emotional health to help them feel more able to
Holistic treatment involves a variety of facets of healthy living, ranging from exercise to meditation. Physical wellness is a vital part of maintaining good mental health throughout the treatment process.
The most common methods used in the holistic approach include:
A healthy body is essential for successful recovery from addiction. Helping recovering addicts focus on a healthy diet results in more successful recovery outcomes. Recovering addicts can start a new chapter by giving their bodies the proper nourishment and nutrition they need to overcome their addiction.
Daily exercise helps patients decrease stress and strengthen their bodies. Exercise is a vital part of the holistic treatment programs at Psyclarity Health facilities. Activities vary at every facility, but some include personal training, rock climbing, kayaking, horseback riding, and hiking.
MEDITATION FOR SPIRITUAL HEALTH
Recovering addicts need a clean mind in order to conquer their addiction. Guided meditation is an essential component of many holistic therapy methods.
ACUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE THERAPY
We frequently use massage therapy to help reduce tension and calm the body. Acupuncture is also used to assist an addict’s body regain equilibrium after prolonged substance abuse. To ensure the optimal chances of successful recovery, we always use traditional addiction treatment strategies in combination with our holistic recovery programs.
Common treatment methods we use in combination with holistic wellness include:
• Psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy
• Medication-assisted treatment
• Group therapy
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Holistic therapy’s idea — seeking and maintaining balance in all aspects of life — is compatible with all our addiction treatment modalities. Learning to cope with emotions and stress in a healthy manner will help prevent relapse.
At Psyclarity Health, holistic wellness means whole-body healing, which serves to not only contribute to recovering from the addiction itself, but healing the physical causes of addiction, healing the body from the damage of addiction, and healing the mind too.
If you or a loved one are struggling to overcome addiction, get in touch with us today. We will guide you to your nearest Psyclarity Health facility to get the help you need.
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Our programs have been developed to effectively treat addiction, mental illness, and cooccurring disorders.
Learn more about each of our types of treatment modalities and get in touch with us to find
the right Psyclarity facility for your needs.